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About noumpere

  1. The mechanic would work if U2 started outside and then read the throw and moved (based on "swipe" or "collision"). But, then U2 would be out of position for (some) double play calls. Starting inside and then moving outside is NOT a good idea for most of us schlubs and the level we do.
  2. I've seen it before -- maybe it's this umpire's preferred positioning, or maybe it's an experiment. It's a good look if there's a swipe tag; not so good on a tag right at the base (unless he's right on top of the base -- and then there's the risk of getting hit if the throw is missed -- perhaps not much of a risk at that level).
  3. Don't take that 90* angle too literally -- or you'll be in foul territory on every throw from the right side of the infield. Note also that from U1's position, he'd have a hard time seeing if F3 pulled his foot . F3's foot was on the 2b side of first. F3's foot positioning can be a hint as to where to go to see the play (but at the levels most of us do, that hint can also steer us wrong).
  4. It's a poor question because of the word "foul" in the initial statement. However, answers A, B, and C are all "batted balls" so whatever specific "out of the box" criteria apply to the level being played apply to all of the choices. There's no "illegal if the batted ball is fair, but not illegal if the ball is foul" type rule in any of the codes.
  5. I agree with Lawump on this. I see way too many guys going foul way too often -- far more than those who might have read this as a base hit too early and tried to get inside.
  6. Yep -- that's what I wore (I think), but in all black. Now for sale. two years old, but very short seasons due to injury. And, I worked the majority of the time behind the plate. In very good condition.
  7. It's really only every chance I remember -- and these days that isn't too often.
  8. Never in real life. In 45 years. If I ever do, well, sometimes you just have to umpire.
  9. Right -- and you can see U2 indicate that right away -- he's patting his leg at the :06 - :07 mark
  10. I view it as a call of last resort -- it's "only" there so we don't have to deal with the hole in the rules that would be left if a runner went and sat on the bench for a pitch or two (yes, that's an exaggeration), or if the runner's being so far "out of the normal playing area" that the defense would be put at a disadvantage by having to chase him (or throw the ball intentionally to a place far in foul territory).
  11. Correct. And (this might be why the OP is confused), if the lead runner is NOT forced to advance (e.g., R2, R3, ground ball, R2 advances but R3 does not), then the base belongs to the lead runner, and the lead runner is SAFE if tagged while on the base.
  12. The balk rule is to prevent "messing with" the runner. It has nothing to do with the batter. (at least in OBR, FED and NCAA; no idea in LL)
  13. If it's a swipe tag, you want to be behind the base (in foul territory, about in line with 2b-3b). If it's a tag at the base, you want to be perpendicular to the play -- about on the foul line. But, especially the latter, is complicated because you don't want to get blocked out by either the runner or the fielder, and it will depend on how F5 catches the ball and applies the tag,. But, yes, you shouldn't be moving.
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  15. mr.

    Because of this scoring rule: (b) Score a sacrifice bunt when, before two are out, the fielders handle a bunted ball without error in an unsuccessful attempt to put out a preceding runner advancing one base, unless, an attempt to turn a bunt into a putout of a preceding runner fails, and in the judgment of the official scorer ordinary effort would not have put out the batter at first base, in which case the batter shall be credited with a one-base hit and not a sacrifice;